Many people are confused by their Virginia reckless driving ticket. You may not be sure what exactly you’re charged with. Some folks think that it’s a charge for “reckless endangerment.”
Reckless endangerment generally refers to acting in a way that creates a substantial risk of serious physical injury to a person.
The Virginia Code doesn’t actually use the specific term of “reckless endangerment” for the reckless driving statutes. The general reckless driving rule just says that you’re guilty of reckless driving if you operate your vehicle in a way that endangers the life, limb, or property of any person.
For a charge of general Virginia reckless driving, the judge will have to analyze all the facts and circumstances of your case to decide whether or not your driving was so dangerous to pose a hazard to people or property.
As you can see, reckless driving general is a bit of a broader concept than reckless endangerment. That’s all the more reason to call me today to begin your defense.
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